In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine (AOBIM) is now offering new testing options related to the upcoming certification and recertification exams scheduled to take place Aug. 18-20, 2020 and Sept. 1-3, 2020.
Candidates now have the option to:
a.) Take the exam remotely in the comfort of your home (remote proctoring).
b.) Take the exam at a Prometric testing center of your choice.
In addition, please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, not all exams will be administered on Aug. 18-20, 2020, or Sept. 1-3, 2020.
Diplomates who have secured a seat at one of the Prometric testing centers for the Aug. 18-20 exam have the option to change their exam administration type to remote proctor. To do so, they must contact Prometric toll-free directly at (800) 481-6525. Please note, for diplomates who change their exam administration type, Prometric cannot guarantee the same date and time slot previously secured at the testing center.
A revised schedule is available here.
The following exams will be postponed until summer 2021:
- Hematology recertification
- Clinical cardiac electrophysiology recertification
- Gastroenterology recertification
- Infectious disease recertification
- Endocrinology recertification
- Geriatric medicine recertification
- Rheumatology recertification
All registration fees will be applied toward a future exam administration with no additional costs. Any travel arrangements previously made for the Aug. 18-20 examination should be cancelled.
The AOA Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) implemented policy that granted a one-year extension of board certification to all diplomates seeking certification or recertification in 2020.